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Butterfly House

Diana Butterfly House in Karlovy Vary

Be prepared to see the most beautiful butterflies from around the world – e.g. from Thailand, from the Philippines, or from the rainforests of South America or Mexico

The flight zone itself has over 100 m2, in which more than 300 colourful beauties shall flutter around you, some with a wingspan of up to 20 cm! You will be able to observe almost 30 kinds of butterflies in their natural habitat, including all of the stages of the butterfly’s life cycle – from the egg, to the caterpillar, to the chrysalis, up to the adult specimen. You may glimpse the hatching of a butterfly from their chrysalis with your very eyes, and thus be witness to their first flight ever. 

The Butterfly House provides rare opportunities for photographs, and shall surely please all of those who appreciate the elegance and beauty of exotic butterflies. 

You can also find a souvenir shop offering only items with a butterfly theme at the reception of the Butterfly House. 

Romantic couples are invited to organise their wedding ceremonies directly in the flight zone.

Areal Diana

The historical restaurant for excursionists with an observation tower belongs among the best known and most sought-after destinations in Karlovy Vary as it is the starting point of popular promenade routes to Jelení skok (Deer Jump), Findlater's Obelisk, or the Hot Spring. The well-maintained paths also attract cycling enthusiasts. The complex features a mini zoo, a terrace in the woods, and a shop with souvenirs and refreshments.


Getting to Diana

Take advantage of a comfortable ride up the hill in the funicular. The lower station is located next to Grandhotel Pupp in Mariánská Lane. During its operating hours, the funicular runs every 15 minutes. The ride through the spa woods up to Diana is 453 long and takes approx. 3 minutes. On your way, you may admire the marvellous view of Karlovy Vary.

You may reach Diana also on foot or a bicycle along the wood paths:

  • From Saint Linhart (a car park is available) – a 45 minutes' walk
  • Along the paved path from the Bristol sanatorium (Sova's Path and Friendship Path) – a 30 minutes' walk
  • Along marked paths winding along the funicular cableway through the spa woods – a 20 - 40-minute walk depending on the selected route

Virtual tour


Opening hours

Opening Hours
November to March 10 am – 5 pm
April and October 10 am – 6 pm
May to September 10 am – 7 pm

Admission fee

Adults   80 CZK
Children (up to 15 years)   40 CZK
Disabled and seniors   50 CZK
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) 220 CZK
Groups of 15 and more persons – adults   50 CZK
Groups of 15 and more persons – children   30 CZK

Entrance and souvenirs can only be paid in cash (CZK or EUR).


Contact data

Address: Vrch přátelství 5/1, 360 01 Karlovy Vary

Phone: +420 353 22 28 72, +420 777 774 040





Virtuální infocentrum Karlovy Vary

Habrová 1445
363 01 Ostrov

Tel.: +420 773 378 559